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120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Too extreme to be called beer? 120 Minute IPA is brewed to a colossal 45-degree plato, boiled for a full two hours while being continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month and aged for another month on whole-leaf hops!

120 IBU
ABV varies from 15-20%.

Added by frank4sail on 03-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,852
Reviews:
2,344
Ratings:
8,246
pDev:
15.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,435
Gots:
3,935
Trade:
238
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Ratings: 8,246 |  Reviews: 2,344
Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a slightly hazy, dark amber with a thin head that was gone pretty quick.
Smell was sweet malts and hops.
From reading the bottle I had braced myself for a blast of bitter hops but was instead met with a sweet maltiness, there were hops present but not quite enough to be considered the holy grail of hopheads IMO. To be this high of an ABV the alcohol was very well hidden, this could be sneaky. Overall this one was pretty good, I would definitely drink it again if I find it in a normal retail setting.

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of willbike4brew
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It took a very long time to get my hands on these, but I was able to score a 4 pack. Three from 2017, and a single from 2016.

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Photo of _nickg_
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimDiersing
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robertm2152
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmmochowski
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
3.21/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Holderness
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Only about four months of age on this bottle, so the flavors and aromas are likely sharper than they would be after a few years of aging.

L -- Pours a vivid, slightly hazed orange with a fairly small, cream-colored head produced with well-aerated pour. Minimal retention and some lacing, as to be expected with the high ABV. Looks really pleasing in a snifter. There is some sediment on the bottom of the bottle so make sure to decant when pouring!
S -- Very boozy upfront, with strong notes of rubbing alcohol, bourbon, and barrel. Some sweet caramel malts and dank resinous hops in the background, but the aromas are really dominated by the booze...
T -- Again, *very* boozy upfront with a hot sharpness that cuts through a lot of the other nuanced flavors going on here. I'm also picking up caramel malts, deeply herbal and piney hops, bourbon, and a hint of orange liqueur.
F -- Big, boisterous mouthfeel that somehow remains crisp like most IPAs, despite the incredibly high ABV. The booziness is a little too sharp, however, and the malty sweetness borders on cloying.
O -- This one might be a little too much for me. The malts that are used to offset the bitterness from the extreme hopping seem to take over a little too much.

74/100

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Photo of von_kaiser
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pbarg
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpkrippner
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Too much booze for me. This party is off the HOOK.

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Photo of UncleJesse1979
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jooler
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look is copper haze
smell is extremely malty
i mistakingly took a big gulp. i regret doing that. this beer is extremely boozy. hoppy but loads of malty sweetness. not bad at all.
overall, good and interesting but meh

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Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a seared gold color that forms a dark-amber body in the glass. Minimal off-white head that quickly dissipates to thin lacing on the edges and center. Visible carbonation with tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass too the lacing.

Smell: Very malty, even for a double IPA, light pine and floral notes, alcohol esters in the back of the nose.

Taste: Very sweet and malty up front followed by heavy pine and wood tar notes from the hops. Back note is very spicy with alcohol esters

Feel: Thick but not syrupy on the body, carbonation helps to lighten the brew.

A good beer, but not great. Even as a fan of Imperial/Double IPAs this was a bit much, and certainly not worth the $10 a bottle price tag in my neck of the woods

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Photo of Karenremom
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: pours dark bronze with a finger of off white head
S: slight sweet hops, big malt for an ipa and booze.
T: just like the nose but with a lot of booze. Not a fan at all

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Photo of edisacoolcat
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: dark amber with orange hues. Very light head and light carbonation.
A: very reasonpis with pine and earthy components. Raisin and toasted malts. Some mild citrus. Sweet sent
F: barley wine? Very reasonoit and lots of pine cone. Some mild citrus and lots of fog and raisin very malty for an IPA. Good bitterness and well balanced with bold malt backbone. Somewhat dank. Maybe a little orange toffee candy like.
M: finishes a little sweet with lingering bitterness. Bold and somewhat big body. Mild carbonation but fitting.
O: very good as a barley wine and ok as an IPA. Emjoyes this one and really like the flavor mix. Just not true to an IPA. Big pine and orange toffee.

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Photo of minterro
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this beer as part of a tasting. Been hanging on to this bottle for almost 3 year (2014 edition I believe).

Pours thick and pretty much transparent dark yellow. Lots of sediment, I'm sure from both the aging process and the amount of hops. Aroma and taste still pretty hot after all this time. Still got hops in the taste. Very big bold flavors of booze, citrus hops, bitter, spices. Nothing complex. A unique beer. Good one to share.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLev
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,246 ratings
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